I went to check on the vegetable garden and saw that the artichokes had flowered. The idea is, that I cut them before they flower and cook them, but this year they started very late to grow and now it is too hot. They become too hard and are not good for cooking.
I love the flowers, though! As I can't see the vegetable garden from the house, I cut the flowers and put them in vase together with a cutting from the neighbours bush. I don't know the name of the shrub but it looks like a Buddleja.
The cats are always funny. There are quite a few in the garden. My lovely neighbour, Kiria Katina (96) and me feed some stray cats, so they became "ours" and they stay in an around our gardens. They have ruined a few flowers because they just love to sit in the pots!
I really enjoyed my morning coffee. I should have it more often in the garden instead of in front of the computer!